Sunday, June 17, 2012
3rd times the charm apparently. Rachel earned her Drivers License the first week of June. She was so excited. That wore off a bit when she realized she now gets to pay for insurance, gas, etc. But, she's a happy girl. And, Mom is happy not to be driving Rachel everywhere, and to have someone to run errands for her.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Rachel and Mom, along with Grandma Jackie, had a great time on our cruise to Alaska. We were escorting a group of 55 people and loved making new friends and seeing the beauty of Alaska.
On our way to Seattle
Rachel gets goofy late at night - we had a late flight!
Day 1: 8am - fire alarm goes off - yep this was real!
We grabbed what we could and headed towards the exit.
We love firemen!
Firemen at our hotel
Resetting the elevators!
Rachel and cousin Leona
Gum Wall - Seattle
Rachel at the Gum Wall - donating!
Rachel in Seattle
Rachel in front of the first ever Starbucks - Seattle
Rachel and Uncle Adam - trying on hats
Rachel - getting on board our ship
Our ship, Holland Oosterdam
Rachel showing off our room
Rachel on the balcony
Mom and Rachel
On our balcony as we sail away from Seattle
Sailing out of Seattle
Rachel - Club Hal - Dancing
Rachel - Juneau
Rachel - Juneau
Rachel - after eating at the Red Dog Saloon - these are the saloon doormen
Friends Rachel made onboard
Brittany - Rachel's new friend (also from Phoenix area)
Club Hal - counselor Kate
Elton John impersonator
Lumberjacks - Log Rolling
Eagles were everywhere - beautiful.
Tracy Arm Fjord
Sailing towards Endicott Glacier
On the tender boat into Sitka
Sitka, Alaska - Canoe
Sitka - Rachel and Grandma
Sitka, Alaska - St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church/Father
Our ship behind Rachel
Rachel holding the lighthouse
Rachel and Grandma
Rachel - Pina Colada on our balcony
Watching for whales from our balcony
Lumberjacks in Ketchikan
Rachel and her lumberjacks
Waterfall in the Fjord
Our waiter with Baked Alaska
After our cruise, we met Paula and the kids in Seattle, went to the Aquarium and then Red Robin
Cordale was really enjoying this root beer float